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AS A MOTORIST

Be prepared to stop at the crossing


Slow down, look both
ways, and listen


Understand the signs
and warning devices


Check that you have enough room
on the other side of the tracks for
your vehicle to cross safely


Never race a train


Never stop on tracks


 

 

  As a Motorist

AS A PEDESTRIAN

Stay alert—it is easy to get distracted, especially by phones, music, and conversation


Stop, look both ways, and listen


Follow all signs and instructions


Cross tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings


Cross quickly, never stop on the tracks


Cross at a 90° angle if crossing with a bike, stroller, or wheelchair, as your wheels can become stuck


   As a Pedestrian 

AT A PASSIVE CROSSING  (without active warning devices)

Be extra cautious as passive crossings do not have flashing lights and gates


Be prepared to stop
at the crossing


Slow down, look both 
ways, and listen


Understand the signs


Never race a train


Never stop on tracks


 At a Passive Crossing

Motorist Grade Crossing Illustration
Pedestrian Grade Crossing Illustration
Passive Grade Crossing Illustration
 

Railroad Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention: By the Numbers

 

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